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Grade Rarities Versus Mintage Rarities - What Is a Grade Rarity?
An understanding of rare coins is essential if you are going to buy supposedly rare coins, especially the ones in PCGS and NGC type holders. There is a big difference between a grade rarity and a mintage rarity; one might be a sucker's bet, while the other is proven solid gold. Learn which is which and why in this article about rare coins.

Coin Fraud - Fake Silver Eagle Coin Fraud
Coin fraud is an unfortunate reality of coin collecting, but it's easy to educate yourself about fake coins and coin fraud subjects. This article teaches out how to spot fake silver coins, especially fake silver eagles from China.

State Quarters For 2008 - Artist Renderings - 2008 Statehood Quarters
State Quarter designs for 2008 are shown in the form of the official U.S. Mint artist renderings. The photo gallery will be updated woth the actual struck coins as each new State Quarter is released, along with my insider's commentary and observations.

ANA Convention Baltimore 2008 - Larry Shepherd and Ed Moy Cut the Ribbon
Larry Shepherd and Ed Moy cut the ribbon to open the 2008 ANA World's Fair of Money in Baltimore.

ANA World's Fair of Money 2008 in Baltimore
The 2008 ANA World's Fair of Money was held in Baltimore this year. This is a photo gallery of the interesting people, displays, and events that make the annual summer ANA coin show the best numismatic event of the year.

U.S. Mint Display at the 2007 ANA World's Fair of Money Coin Show in Milwaukee
Photo of the U.S. Mint Display at the 2007 ANA World's Fair of Money Coin Show in Milwaukee

ANA 2007 World's Fair of Money Coin Show in Milwaukee - Coin Show Photo Gallery
ANA 2007 World's Fair of Money coin show photo gallery, along with generous commentary and my observations and opinions about the coin show displays, exhibits, and coin dealers.

ANA 2007 World's Fair of Money Coin Show in Milwaukee - Coin Show Photo Gallery
ANA 2007 World's Fair of Money coin show photo gallery, along with generous commentary and my observations and opinions about the coin show displays, exhibits, and coin dealers.

Presidential Dollar Doubled Dies - Hub Doubling on Presidential Dollars
Photo gallery of Presidential Dollars that were struck from doubled dies.

Fred Weinberg's Tour of the Shanghai Mint in China
This photo gallery and commentary features images from Fred Weinberg's tour of the Shanghai Mint in China. Fred shares some amazing images with us, including solid gold planchet strip leftover from punching the coin blanks for gold Panda coins, the galvano for the silver Panda master hub, error coins collected by the Chinese Mint workers, and more.

New Lincoln Penny Designs 2010 Proposed Lincoln Cent Reverse
These images show the design candidates for the Lincoln Cent reverse slated to begin in 2010. This reverse will be permanent. Which one do you think should have been selected?

1895 Morgan Silver Dollar
This is an image gallery of various specimens of the 1895 Morgan Silver Dollar.

1895 Morgan Silver Dollar
These are images of various specimens of the 1895 Morgan Silver Dollar.

Famous & Rare Coin Profiles - Famous Mint Errors - Type Coins and Coin Stories
The story behind most coins is as interesting as the coins themselves. Why do we only put dead people on U.S. coins? Does the U.S. Mint make error coins on purpose so the dollar coins will circulate? Why did the U.S. issue a quarter dollar with a bare-breasted Liberty on it? The stories behind our coins make fascinating reading.

Oklahoma State Quarter Artist Rendering
Oklahoma State Quarter Artist Rendering

Shanghai Mint in China - Chinese Government Mint at Shanghai
The front facade of the Shanghai Mint in China is modeled after the Philadelphia Mint in the U.S.

Washington Presidential Dollar Doubled Die WDDR-001
Washington Presidential Dollar Doubled Die WDDR-001

Adams Presidential Dollars Double Edge Lettering Error Coins Type 1 Photo A
Photo gallery showing John Adams Presidential Dollars that got two sets of edge lettering inscriptions on them.

Roller Marks on a 1921-S Morgan Dollar
Photo of roller marks on a 1921-S Morgan Dollar (detail).

Lincoln Cent 2010 Lincoln Penny Proposed Design 1
This is one of the proposed designs for the new Lincoln Cent, which will be the permanent reverse beginning in 2010.

What is a Coin Flan?
Find out what a coin flan is on this coin collecting terms glossary page.

Coin Community Numismatic Forum - Discuss Coin Collecting on the Coin Community Forum
The Coin Community Forum is one of the friendliest coin-related forums on the Web. It's family-friendly and they have plenty of in-house experts to help you out with your coins. Learn more about them on this page.

Selling Coins
There are many reasons you may want to sell your coins. You may lose interest in a particular series. You completed a collection and want to move on to something else. Or, the most common reason, you inherited a coin collection and you do not collect coins, so you want to sell them. Here you will find guidance on how to sell your coins and get the most money for them while avoiding the rip-off artists that are out there.

Coin Buying Advice - How to Buy Coins - Finding a U.S. Coin Dealer - Discovering Rare Coin Bargains and Sales
Your Guide offers coin buying advice, articles, and tips. There are several ways to build a collection of rare coins, some of which might be new to you. Get the most for your money whether you buy U.S. coins, Canadian coins, or ancient Chinese Cash coins. Articles tell how to find ethical coin dealers, negotiate the lowest prices, find unsorted lots, and more.

Rare & Gold Coin Investing - Rare Coin Dealers -Coin Investment Advcie
Although most coin collectors hope their collections will increase in value over time, serious investing in gold coins and rare U.S. coinage requires careful planning. Learn about coin collecting as an investment -- what types of coins to buy, and why, and how to avoid the costly mistakes that many new rare coin invesstors make.

Start Collecting Coins
Are you interested in coins and find them fascinating, but you don’t know how to start a coin collection? Coin collecting can be a fun, enjoyable, relaxing and profitable hobby if you know where to begin and how to proceed. I will cover all the basics of coin collecting and get you started on a hobby that will last a life-time.

Coin Collecting Glossary
Here you will find definitions of various words and terminology that are used in coin collecting.

Canadian Coin
Canada produces some of the most beautiful coins in the world. From common business strike coins for circulation to commemorative coins and bullion coins, the possibilities are endless. Here we will explore the diverse world of Canadian coins.

Coin Books & Resources
There is a wealth of knowledge that has been published on coins and coin collecting. Books, websites and computer programs have been written to pass this knowledge on to all those who seek it. Here is a list of resources that you can use to learn more about your favorite area of coin collecting.

Buying Coins
Some coins you can pull right out of your pocket to add them to your collection. All the rest must be purchased. Here is a guide to help you find places to buy coins, pay the lowest price possible and advice that will help you from getting ripped-off.

Coin Collecting Terms and Glossary B - Coin Terms Beginning With B
Coin collecting terms and glossary entries beginning with the letter B can be found on this coin terms glossary page.